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Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne's Romance was Written in the Stars

The surprise betrothal of Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger? It all makes sense ... if you parse their lyrics.

On drinking

We're drinking black tooth, 80 proof, straight gasoline/Slam as much as you can take and hand the bottle to me. —Nickelback, ''Bottoms Up''

Last night I blacked out I think/What did you, what did you put in my drink? —Avril Lavigne, ''Smile''

On greetings

Yeah she'd even break a promise in the promise-land/She didn't make it this far by just shakin' hands. —Nickelback, ''Shakin' Hands''

All that I did was walk over/Start off by shaking your hands. —Avril Lavigne, ''Unwanted''

On ego

I want a new tour bus full of old guitars/My own star on Hollywood Boulevard/Somewhere between Cher and James Dean is fine for me. —Nickelback, ''Rockstar''

Get me what I want/Everything I don't got/Get me what I want/Cause I'm a big shot. —Avril Lavigne, ''I Always Get What I Want''

On casual decision-making

Brother, tell me somethin'/If I take this, am I going to die?/And he says no, so then I figure, ''What the hell?'' —Nickelback, ''Fly''

All my life I've been good but now/I'm thinking ''What the hell?'' —Avril Lavigne, ''What the Hell''

Originally posted Aug 31, 2012 Published in issue #1223 Sep 07, 2012 Order article reprints